= Coordinated Universal Time
= local time at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
0 km (~0 mile) set by location program
70 km (45 miles) N of Kimchaek, North Korea
90 km (55 miles) SW of Chongjin, North Korea
180 km (110 miles) S of Yanji, Jilin, China
385 km (240 miles) NE of PYONGYANG, North Korea
horizontal +/- 14.9 km (9.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Nst= 9, Nph= 9, Dmin=369.4 km, Rmss=1.13 sec, Gp= 97°,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=6
USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Apparently, Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea (DPRK) tested their first NUKE. I hope the appeasers and apologists are now happy. So, what is the pathetic international community going to do now? Are they going to have a hand wringing party and do nothing more? The problem has been festering for 30 years. So, it should come to any surprise.
North Korea said it would conduct a nuclear test as part of measures to bolster its self-defense amid what it calls increasing US hostility toward the communist regime. They did it. Looks like Pyongyang does what it says it will do.
So, now we have a lunatic with nuclear weapons and is developing a delivery program to launch them. And, the corrupt criminal government of DPRK will be able to export the technology to any third rate dictator without so much as batting an eye.
Delivery systems that DPRK has are the Taep'o-dong 1 and Taep'o-dong 2 Missile Programs
On July 4, 2006, DPRK attempted to fire a long-range Taep’o-dong 2 ballistic missile but it failed after about 40 seconds in flight. The development of the Taep’o-dong 2 is estimated to have begun in 1990, at the same time as another missile, Taep’o-dong 1, was launched.
The medium - range Scud -style missiles were Taep’o-dong 1 (Daep’o-dong 1, Nodong 2, Scud X, Scud Mod. E, Rodong 2) is a medium-range, liquid and solid propellant, single warhead ballistic missile. The Taep'o-Dong 1 is said to be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to a maximum range of 2,000 km (1,243 miles). The "Nodong" missile delivery systems that are operational are capable of covering South Korea and most of Japan, and our American military forces stationed in those countries.
The test firing of DPRK's Taep'o-dong 2 in July 2006 was not unsuccessful. However, DPRK successfully fire several Taep'o-dong 1 missiles which landed in the Sea of Japan. The Taep'o-dong 1 tests were downplayed by the mainstream media as simply "scud type missiles" because the mainstream media does not want to print factual and truthful information.
DPRK successfully test launched the Taep'o-dong 1 in 1998. From January 1993 - January 2001, North Korea steadily developed its “Nodong” missile delivery programs and apparently worked on its nuclear program. The Clintonista administration, Madeline Albright, and other appeasers and apologists in the world community drank tea with Kim Jong-il as he manipulated the world community on his weapons programs. Pakistan and Iran have jointly worked with DPRK on their Taep'o-dong missile systems. As a matter of fact, the Iranian Shahab-5/Shahab 6 is similar in technology and in design to the Taep'o-dong 2. (Source: Missile Threat.Com)
The Liberalistas should keep trying to down play DPRK's aspirations and their relationships with countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and every radical regime that is out there. There is much more that meets the eye on this problem.
30 Years of miscalculations
For the past 30 years, as the international community idly sat by wringing its hand, DPRK has pursed the development of their ever expanding ballistic missile program and apparently their nuclear weapons program. Mismanagement and miscalculation has occurred on every American Presidents' watch for probably the past 30 years. DPRK has devoted itself to developing weapons and delivery systems under the noses of the world community. Now DPRK is going to test their nuclear weapon? What next? Are they going to collude with their "partners" to hold the free world hostage?
Other links that discuss DPRK's weaponry and delivery systems
- FAS - Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) DPRK - Iranian Shahab - 3 Technology
- FAS - Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) DPRK - Iranian Shahab - 6 Technology
- Jane's: Iran moves its Shahab 3 units
- History of Ballistic Missile Development in the DPRK